Reno airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

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NEW YORK – AUGUST 24 : A Boeing 757-2Q8 operated by Delta Airlines takes off from JFK Airport on August 24, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The airport in Reno, Nevada, is facing a shortage of jet fuel that could force the cancellation of cargo and passenger flights.

Nevada’s political leaders issued a statement late Saturday pledging to minimize disruption and ensure the aerial fight against western wildfires isn’t hampered.

A shortage has the potential to restrict the flow of tourists and essential goods into northern Nevada. It was not clear how long the shortage will last.

An airport spokeswoman says there have not been widespread delays or cancellations so far. Passengers were advised to check with their airline for any delays.

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